She had only lived in Cork a few months.
But friends and colleagues of Brazilian national Bruna Fonseca will share many fond memories of the late librarian and hospital worker at a special vigil this weekend.
Fonseca (28) had been seen enjoying the festivities in town with her friends on New Year’s Eve before her lifeless body was discovered in an apartment in Liberty Street at 6.30am on New Year’s Day.
Miller Pacheco (29), who is reported to be Fonseca’s former partner, has been charged with her murder.
The Brazilian community in Cork has organised a vigil at The Lough at 10am this Sunday morning, January 8th, 2023.
Attendees are asked to carry candles or flowers and wear white in memory of the college graduate, who arrived in Cork in September, securing a job as a contract cleaner at the Mercy University Hospital. A book of remembrance has also been placed in the MUH chapel.
Meanwhile, a fundraiser set up to assist with the cost of repatriating Ms Fonseca’s body to her native Brazil has raised €54,262.
The campaign, set up by Maria Luiza Fonseca, received more than 3,000 individual donations.